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[Commlist] vacancy: Professor for digital journalism at the University of Hamburg

Mon Mar 18 13:00:54 GMT 2019

Vacancy: Professor for digital journalism at the University of Hamburg

Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences invites applications for a


commencing as soon as possible.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in journalism and communication studies with a focus on developments, possibilities, and challenges in the field of digital journalism. Professorial responsibilities include participation in the Universität Hamburg digitalization strategy. Relevant research areas include new forms of journalistic investigation and presentation such as data journalism, investigative networks, cross- and multimedia formats, as well as new journalistic models of organization and financing and the impact of changed media usage patterns and intermediary platforms on journalism. The research should address practical challenges of digital journalism, whereas the teaching should focus on the practical relevance of journalism and communication research.

The successful candidate is desired to contribute to the profile initiative Labor and Social Change.

Requirements:  Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 HmbHG.

Additional criteria:  Applicants are expected to have an international research profile with a track record of English language publications, in leading journals of communication and journalism studies. Applicants are expected to have a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching. Advanced knowledge of and interest in the development of digital methods (e.g., automated content analysis, web ethnography, network analysis) are very desirable. Experience in journalism and applied journalism and media research as well as cooperation with media partners is advantageous.

The application deadline is 18 April 2019.

For further information, please see the full call for applications:

Or contact Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw at +49 40 42838-4691 or (Katharina.Kleinen /at/


*Prof. Dr. Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw*

*Prodekanin Studium und Lehre Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften*

*Professur für Journalistik/Kommunikationswissenschaft, insb. digitalisierte Kommunikation und Nachhaltigkeit
*Universität Hamburg**

(Katharina.kleinen /at/ <mailto:(Katharina.kleinen /at/>

Allende Platz 1, 20146 Hamburg; Raum: 237

Tel: +49 40 42838 4691

*Neueste Veröffentlichungen:*
How news media (de-)legitimize national and international climate politics – A content analysis of newspaper coverage in five countries (with Senja Post & Mike S. Schäfer). /International Communication Gazette/, /81/(7), 1-23.

Incidental News Exposure on Facebook as a Social Experience: The Influence of Recommender and Media Cues on News Selection (with Johannes Kaiser & Tobias Keller). /Communication Research/. Online first:

Pseudo-discursive, mobilizing, emotional, and entertaining: identifying four successful communication styles of political actors on social media during the 2015 Swiss national elections (with Tobias Keller). /Journal of Information Technology & Politics/. Online First:

Between guilt and obligation: Debating the responsibility for climate change and climate politics in the media (with Senja Post & Mike S. Schäfer).

/Environmental Communication/, 1-18, Online-First:

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